Is Urbanization Contributing to Higher Food Prices?

The recent spike in food prices has led to a renewal of interest in agricultural issues and in the long-term drivers of food prices. Urbanization has been mentioned as one possible cause of higher food prices. In this paper we examine some of the links through which urbanization is considered to be contributing to . . . → Read More: Is Urbanization Contributing to Higher Food Prices?

The State of African Cities 2008: A Framework for Addressing Urban Challenges in Africa

This is the first issue in an evolving series of state of the African cities reports, intended to provide both a tool and a platform for debate on urban issues within Africa. It aims to provide focus and encouragement to African governments at the central and local level as well as to other key . . . → Read More: The State of African Cities 2008: A Framework for Addressing Urban Challenges in Africa